Recipes from This Lovely Place

Snacks, desserts, casseroles and more. Nothing fancy, just real food that families love.

Fall Treat: Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Fall Treat: Roasted Pumpkin Seeds. Easy DIY savory crunchy pumpkin seeds!

Today’s article is brought to you by one of my daughters!  When Sarah and her family visited recently, they made a batch of these yummy seeds, so I asked her to share the recipe with you.  ~ With love, Charlotte Fall Treat:  Roasted Pumpkin Seeds by Sarah Vera Nothing says fall like pumpkin, right? To […]

Perfect Potluck Dessert: Sopapilla Cheesecake


Church potlucks can be an amazing dining experience, with everyone bringing their best dishes to share. As a pastor’s wife I’ve attended my share of potlucks over the years, and I have a few favorite recipes for dishes that I like to bring, depending on the theme. To be honest, I’d eaten this cheescake a […]

Simple Summer Salad


Simple and fresh describe the best summer lunches. With just four ingredients, and no need to turn on the oven or stovetop, this simple summer salad fills the bill. I’ve been eating this salad most of my life–I remember my mom bringing home this recipe from work. The crunch of the peppers contrasts with the […]

Fresh Broccoli Salad Recipe


Ever been to a potluck and tasted something so delicious and different, you just HAD to have the recipe? This broccoli salad recipe is one of those must-haves. I have to admit I’m not much of a salad eater. Since I don’t like to get too full, I’d rather save my hunger for the main […]

Summer Cookout Favorites


When our family has a cookout, it’s usually a gathering for a big group of people. The menu includes hamburgers and hot dogs, and guests often bring side dishes and desserts. Cheerful touches like a checked tablecloth and flowers create a festive atmosphere. Make some iced tea and lemonade, and you’ve got a party! If […]